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 for Prince consort
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Prince \Prince\, n. [F., from L. princeps, -cipis, the first,
     chief; primus first + capere to take. See Prime, a., and
     1. The one of highest rank; one holding the highest place and
        authority; a sovereign; a monarch; -- originally applied
        to either sex, but now rarely applied to a female.
        --Wyclif (Rev. i. 5).
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              Go, Michael, of celestial armies prince. --Milton.
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              Queen Elizabeth, a prince admirable above her sex.
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     2. The son of a king or emperor, or the issue of a royal
        family; as, princes of the blood. --Shak.
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     3. A title belonging to persons of high rank, differing in
        different countries. In England it belongs to dukes,
        marquises, and earls, but is given to members of the royal
        family only. In Italy a prince is inferior to a duke as a
        member of a particular order of nobility; in Spain he is
        always one of the royal family.
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     4. The chief of any body of men; one at the head of a class
        or profession; one who is pre["e]minent; as, a merchant
        prince; a prince of players. "The prince of learning."
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     Prince-Albert coat, a long double-breasted frock coat for
     Prince of the blood, Prince consort, Prince of
     darkness. See under Blood, Consort, and Darkness.
     Prince of Wales, the oldest son of the English sovereign.
     Prince's feather (Bot.), a name given to two annual herbs
        ({Amarantus caudatus and Polygonum orientale), with
        apetalous reddish flowers arranged in long recurved
        panicled spikes.
     Prince's metal, Prince Rupert's metal. See under Metal.
     Prince's pine. (Bot.) See Pipsissewa.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Consort \Con"sort\ (k[o^]n"s[^o]rt), n. [L. consore, -sortis;
     con- + sors lot, fate, share. See Sort.]
     1. One who shares the lot of another; a companion; a partner;
        especially, a wife or husband. --Milton.
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              He single chose to live, and shunned to wed,
              Well pleased to want a consort of his bed. --Dryden.
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              The consort of the queen has passed from this
              troubled sphere.                      --Thakeray.
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              The snow-white gander, invariably accompanied by his
              darker consort.                       --Darwin.
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     2. (Naut.) A ship keeping company with another.
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     3. Concurrence; conjunction; combination; association; union.
        "By Heaven's consort." --Fuller. "Working in consort."
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              Take it singly, and it carries an air of levity;
              but, in consort with the rest, has a meaning quite
              different.                            --Atterbury.
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     4. [LL. consortium.] An assembly or association of persons; a
        company; a group; a combination. [Obs.]
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              In one consort' there sat
              Cruel revenge and rancorous despite,
              Disloyal treason, and heart-burning hate. --Spenser.
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              Lord, place me in thy consort.        --Herbert.
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     5. [Perh. confused with concert.] Harmony of sounds; concert,
        as of musical instruments. [Obs.] --Milton.
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              To make a sad consort';
              Come, let us join our mournful song with theirs.
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     Prince consort, the husband of a queen regnant.
     Queen consort, the wife of a king, as distinguished from a
        queen regnant, who rules alone, and a queen dowager,
        the window of a king.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  prince consort
      n 1: a prince who is the husband of a reigning female sovereign

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